A Jungle in a Bottle, Anyone?

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Terrarium by Sputnik Forest

Ever seen mosses and ferns inside a laboratory flask, and done a double take? What you would have been observing was a selfsustaining enclosed ecosystem – better known as terrariums.

In essence, terra means “land” in Latin, while the suffix -arium refers to a receptacle. Together, they denote “enclosed earth” – miniature ecosystems in sealed vessels.


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